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The Department of Neurology at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana offers a one-year fellowship in Movement Disorders. Fellows are trained and become competent in diagnosis, management and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Tourette’s, Huntington’s disease and many other movement disorders.

The Ochsner Movement Disorders Fellowship includes formal interdisciplinary training in the evaluation, planning, intra-operative microelectode recording and post-operative programming of deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy in Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor and dystonia. Graduating Fellows will have the skills and experience to implement and direct future Movement Disorder Programs and DBS Centers. Fellows will also participate in weekly botulinum clinics and become proficient with both EMG-guided as well as unguided botulinum therapy.


Our fellowship is a one year program. Requirements for application include completion of accredited neurology residency and eligibility for Louisiana licensure. The fellowship is based at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. The salary is based on PGY level. Applications for each years fellowship are accepted on an ongoing basis, with the start date being flexible.

Contact Information

David Houghton, MD
Program Director

Program Length

12 months